Video Review

Hostage (1993)

MPAA Rating: R

Details Movie Rated: R; Genres: Action/Adventure, Mystery and Thriller; With: Sam Neill and Talisa Soto

Sam Neill plays a British secret intelligence officer looking for a kidnapped serviceman in Argentina in this slow-winded thriller. The ambient landscape in Hostage takes viewers down the morally scuzzy paths of John Le Carré novels, where self-hatred is almost de rigueur. And while the film is competent, even thoughtful at times, it is essentially uninspired and inoffensively dull. C-

Originally posted Feb 26, 1993 Published in issue #159 Feb 26, 1993 Order article reprints

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